The final environmental stormwater volunteer clean-up of the spring is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. this Sunday, April 24, along the Iowa River Trail. Volunteers will make their way south of McCollister Bridge to remove trash, woody brush, invasive plants, and downed tree limbs. A range of jobs will be available to accommodate different age groups and skill levels. No experience is necessary.

Volunteers are asked to meet at noon at the The Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area to receive assignments. People of all ages are encouraged to participate, but those under the age of 18 will need to have a parent sign a consent form on the day of the clean-up. Volunteers are instructed to wear long pants, socks, and closed-toe shoes or boots -- no flip-flops or sandals. Gloves and tools will be supplied.

The City asks volunteers who plan to participate to sign up on the “Iowa City Stormwater Volunteer Opportunities” Facebook event page so that they know how much equipment to bring for the clean-up. In case of inclement weather on Sunday, check the Facebook page to see if the event has been cancelled.

For more information, contact Carol Sweeting at or 319−541−2385.

Date of publication

Monday, April 18, 2016